Out of the Past moves out of King Street Long-standing vintage store makes a new presence in Hamilton
Mar29

Out of the Past moves out of King Street Long-standing vintage store makes a new presence in Hamilton

Since 2000, Tammy Ziegler and her business partner, Stephen Connacher, have relocated their Hamilton vintage shop twice. The first move was a few shops down from their original location on King Street, but their most recent decision was a big jump to 308 Ottawa Street North. In an effort to avoid dug-up roads, traffic congestion and the uprooting of trees that will accompany the city’s looming Light Rail Transit project, Ziegler and...

Style At Mac returns with their annual fashion show
Mar22

Style At Mac returns with their annual fashion show

By: Hafsa Sahki When different areas of the arts come together to create a fun eventful show, what emerges is a diverse and exciting event. Style At Mac’s annual fashion show is back after a year-long absence. This year’s team has focused on showcasing fashion from different countries, searching for local artists and reaching out to McMaster arts clubs. Style At Mac was absent during the 2016-2017 academic year. As SAM Vice President...

Wynne-ing over Hamilton Local designer uses her craft to create beautiful and comfortable pieces of lingerie
Mar15

Wynne-ing over Hamilton Local designer uses her craft to create beautiful and comfortable pieces of lingerie

The story of the Hamilton start-up business is familiar at this point; an innovative, usually young person finds a gap in current available technology, urban planning or philanthropy, fills the void and makes a name for themselves in the city. Rosalie Loney’s trajectory is different. She moved from the Guelph area to Hamilton with her husband and then three-year-old daughter about two years ago. Loney had a background in theatre and...

BATIK BOUTIK Contemporary clothing line celebrates the beauty of Africa
Mar01

BATIK BOUTIK Contemporary clothing line celebrates the beauty of Africa

Maya Amoah stood radiating confidence in a Patcha Patcha hoodie, tastefully named after its patch-work design. Each patch is a unique off-cut from recycled African Ankara print fabrics. There’s no other jacket quite like it. We had just finished our interview with Amoah, the creative mind behind Batik Boutik, which is a clothing line ethically made in Ghana that meets contemporary designs with traditional African flair. She...

Clothing starts a conversation Jessie Goyette hosts Hamilton’s first Plus Size Flea Market
Mar01

Clothing starts a conversation Jessie Goyette hosts Hamilton’s first Plus Size Flea Market

The sun shone through the glass windows of a small family-run restaurant in Hamilton’s east end, bouncing off metallic clothing racks and bright yellow walls. What once was Donairs At Gage had transformed into a Plus Size Flea Market for a Saturday afternoon. Shoppers poured in and out of the former restaurant, rummaging through fashion forward pieces and unique plus-size finds, including a vintage red rain jacket that caught a few...

Don’t give up on your resolutions How learning from habits can help you reach your goals
Feb08

Don’t give up on your resolutions How learning from habits can help you reach your goals

Even though starting a new year with a renewed sense of direction can be refreshing, a dispirited little voice ends up convincing me that my attempts at turning my life around will end in bitter disappointment. From this comes my love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. I even marked the beginning of this year with a picture of Dr. Evil making air quotes around ‘new year, new me’ hastily pasted over a printout of my class...